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Day 27 and 28 of 30 day challenge

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Blogged my usual monthly results yesterday so today going to catch up on yesterday and today's ramblings about my 30 day challenge. emoticon Not really much to report other than I am so stinkin' excited to be nearing the end it all. Not in a bad-got-to-be-done-with-this-c
rap way, but in a yeah-I-did-it kind of way!

The workouts have been seeming to go by faster lately though. At first when I started level 3 there were a few parts that I was thinking did Jillian stop counting because I think it's been longer than normal LOL. I do pretty well with most of it except the jump lunges which I just do alternating lunges as the modification shows for beginners. I have trouble with lunges anyway.

Eating is going well. Doing the whole30 the second time around was definitely easier. Mostly because I know the foods and don't have to refer to the list very often. Most of the meals are the same that I ate last time too. I am looking forward to coffee and peanut butter and it's going to feel like a treat! Miss my lentils and chili too so those will be meals very soon.

I do plan on keeping my goal of trying more things. I've never had quinoa or chia seeds and those seem to be popular in a lot of recipes. I also want to eat more avocado. I love it, but when I try to buy it I buy ones that must not be ripe. Any suggestions on picking out good ones?

Two more days of this challenge and I can start the ripped in 30! Tired of hearing that yet? LOL Being on the last bit of this workout is making me crave a new workout. Also looking forward to having a rest day. I'll still walk everyday, but you know what I mean.

Thanks for reading! Have you tried quinoa or chia seeds? What are your thoughts? Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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    I eat quinoa all the time! I love to add it to stir fries and just make all kinds of different one skillet meals with it (I guess it's not technically one skillet because you have to cook the quinoa in a different pot, but you know what I mean). You can also make it into a breakfast dish by cooking it in milk and using cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice/etc and fruit. If it doesn't say that it's already been rinsed, you are supposed to rinse it though because it has this bitter coating on it. Usually I'm too lazy to do that, but I can tell the difference if I have pre-rinsed stuff. Oops.

    I agree with Lilmissred about avocados. You want it to just be slightly soft. I usually have a hard time finding ripe ones at any store, but they will ripen if you give them some time.
    1542 days ago
    I've never had chia seeds, but I eat quinoa all the time. You'll have to let us know how it is!

    As for avocados, I'm no expert but I tend to ignore color and focus on feel. A rock hard avocado isn't ripe at all, but a completely mushy one will be all dark and overripe inside. Try to find one that is soft but not mushy. I tend to buy a soft one and a rock hard one so that it has a couple of days at home to ripen and I can eat it later.

    1542 days ago
    emoticon Quinoa is good with the right recipe, but I absolutely LOVE chia seeds. Probably because they're little seeds :) But I do put them in my yogurt a lot. It tastes good and fills me up. Have fun trying them!
    1542 days ago
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